ATLANTA - As baseball fans wait in anticipation of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, the Atlanta Braves Country Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, will make its way through the Southeast January 21 - February 1. With coaches, players, broadcasters and front office staff in tow, the Braves Country Caravan will travel thousands of miles throughout Braves Country to meet and greet with fans prior to heading south for Spring Training in Orlando, FL.

The fan-centric Braves Country Caravan provides up-close opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite Braves players to create lasting memories in each of its stops. Throughout the planned visits, the Caravan will make community appearances, as well as host free public autograph signings at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores.

"Every New Year brings fresh beginnings and the excitement of the upcoming baseball season. As we make our way around the Southeast during our Braves Country Caravan, each stop builds enthusiasm as we have the opportunity to meet with our fan base in their hometowns," said Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz. "This is our special way of connecting with Braves fans on a personal level, and to thank them for their loyalty and support heading into 2014."

Please note that the private media-only events are not open to the public. Working media outlets are invited to attend and cover.

Tuesday, January 21 - Metro Atlanta Area and Newnan

Scheduled to appear: Evan Gattis, Anthony Varvaro, Frank Wren and Scott Fletcher.***

  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.                   Newnan Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing 

                                                1096 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA 30265

 

Wednesday, January 22 - Greenville, SC

Scheduled to appear: Evan Gattis and David Hale.***

  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.                   Greenville Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing 

                                                59 Woodruff Industrial Lane, Greenville, SC 29607

 

Friday, January 24 - Metro Atlanta Area and Gwinnett

Scheduled to appear: Chris Johnson, Tyler Pastornicky, Todd Cunningham, Terry Pendleton and Brian Snitker.***

  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.                   Snellville Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

                                                1585 Scenic Highway, Snellville, GA 30078

 

Saturday, January 25 - Nashville, TN

Scheduled to appear: Cory Gearrin and Doug Dascenzo.***

  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST           Mt. Juliet Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

                                                549 Pleasant Grove Road, Suite 5000, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

 

Sunday, January 26 - Huntsville, AL

Scheduled to appear: Craig Kimbrel.***

  • 4:00-5:30 p.m. CST           Madison Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

                                                7506 Highway 72 West, Madison, AL 35758

 

Monday, January 27 - Aiken, SC

Scheduled to appear: Frank Wren and Don Sutton.***

  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.                Aiken Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

321 Fabian Drive, Aiken, SC 29803

 

Tuesday, January 28 - Metro Atlanta Area

Scheduled to appear: Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Fredi Gonzalez, Carlos Tosca and Don Sutton.***

  • 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.                Town Center at Cobb

400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

Wednesday, January 29 - Birmingham, AL

Scheduled to appear: David Carpenter, Frank Wren, Eddie Perez and Don Sutton.***

  • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. CST        Birmingham Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

310 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242

 

Thursday, January 30 - Chattanooga, TN

Scheduled to appear: Ryan Doumit, David Hale, Fredi Gonzalez and Don Sutton. Frank Wren will appear at Clay National Guard Only.***

  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Hixson Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

5929 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343

 

Friday, January 31 - Macon, GA

Scheduled to appear: Alex Wood, Greg Walker and Brian Snitker.***

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.      Macon Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

1689 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206

 

Saturday, February 1 - Metro Atlanta Area

Scheduled to appear: Jonny Venters, Eddie Perez and Brian Snitker. Craig Kimbrel will attend the Hiram Academy signing and Chris Johnson will attend the McDonough Academy signing.***

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hiram Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

4215 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram, GA 30141

  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      McDonough Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

198 South Point Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253

 

For additional information and a full list of Braves Country Caravan stops, please visit www.braves.com/caravan or follow along at www.facebook.com/braves or www.twitter.com/braves.

 

***Appearances are subject to change.